Wow! It’s already November, so Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s one of the greatest times of the year, but family dinners can also get quite stressful. Especially when you’re vegan and people question you why you won’t eat turkey and other Thanksgiving classics. I guess the best thing in these situations is to show them how incredibly delicious and versatile vegan Thanksgiving recipes can be. It’s absolutely no problem to skip the turkey with these delicious Thanksgiving appetizers, salads, mains, and desserts and to have a meatless Thanksgiving instead. I can promise you nobody will even think about the bird while they fill up on these festive vegan dishes.
Together with some of my favorite blogger friends, I put together a stunning roundup of 25 vegan Thanksgiving recipes for you to impress your family and friends. So let’s make this Thanksgiving a Plantsgiving!
25 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes that Will Impress Meat Eaters and Veggies Alike
Vegan Thanksgiving Sides, Appetizers, and Salads
Who knew falafel could be this festive? These walnut falafel with cranberry pear dip make an awesome appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Fall Panzanella Salad by Dixya from Food, Pleasure & Health
I love panzanella salads in the summer and I often make them for BBQs. For those of you who have never heard of it, it’s a classic Italian bread & tomato salad. This creative version with Brussel sprouts, beets, and butternut squash is absolutely perfect for fall!
Warm Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad by Alexandra from Occasionally Eggs
Impress your guests with this Moroccan spiced warm salad with roasted winter vegetables, quinoa, and pomegranate seeds. Doesn’t it look absolutely gorgeous?
This pumpkin hummus with sesame seeds, fresh parsley, and crackers is one of my favorite snacks. It’s super delicious, packed with protein, and really easy to make!
Stuffed Mushrooms by Angel from Cheftographer
These decadent stuffed mushrooms with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and vegan cream cheese are the perfect addition to your vegan Thanksgiving buffet. Enjoy them with a glass of white wine.
Sweet Potato Salad by Vanessa from Vegan Family Recipes
I can’t wait to try this roasted sweet potato salad with green onions and chives! It’s such a great side dish to make ahead for the Holidays.
Magic Skillet Cornbread by Brandi from The Vegan 8
And of course you also need a great recipe for vegan cornbread. This one is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and you need only eight ingredients to make it.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash by Amy from Veggies Save the Day
This recipe really couldn’t be easier! Your oven actually does most of the work for you, making it perfect for dinner parties.
Vegan Thanksgiving Mains
Thanksgiving Lentil Loaf with Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Squash, Vegan Gravy, and Cranberry Pear Sauce
Let’s begin with the absolute classics. This is actually one of my all-time favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes. The vegan gravy is simply to die for! Of course it’s a bit more time-consuming than my usual recipes, but it’s so worth the work! It’s also great for Christmas.
Butternut Squash Chili by Julia from Savory Tooth
You only need 30 minutes to make this vegan butternut squash chili. It includes quinoa, black and pinto beans, and peppers. Yummy!
Vegan Turkey Roll by Angel from Cheftographer
Doesn’t this vegan turkey roll look amazing? Serve it with vegan gravey, mashed potatoes, and green beans and you got an amazing vegan Thanksgiving meal!
Festive Chickpea Tart by Dreena from Plant-powered Kitchen
This elegant chickpea tart with walnuts and spinach will be the perfect center piece at your vegan Thanksgiving buffet. It’s so much better than all these faux turkeys out there!
Pecan and Mushroom Wellington by Katie from Delightful Vegans
This vegan Wellington is made with white and brown mushrooms. It’s best served with a salad or some roasted veggies.
Butternut Roast by Kate from The Vegspace
This butternut roast with lentils, cranberries, and spinach looks so delicious! It’s relatively easy to prepare ahead, so you got more time to spend with your family and friends.
Roasted Carrots Quinoa Tempeh Bowl by Molly from Apollo and Luna
If you’re looking for a super healthy Thanksgiving recipe, what about this quinoa bowl with tempeh and roasted carrots?
Thanksgiving Power Bowl by Natalie from Feasting on Fruit
If you’re a total bowl addict like me you’ll probably love this Thanksgiving power bowl with lentils, sweet potato, brown rice, and cranberry sauce.
Sweet Potato Casserole by Maryea from Happy Healthy Mama
What would Thanksgiving be without sweet potato?! This sweet potato casserole with pecans looks so delicious!
Vegan Thanksgiving Drinks
Cider Sangria by Charity from Vintage Kitty
And of course you need something festive to drink?! This cider sangria seems just perfect! It looks fabulous, uses seasonal fruits, and comes together in only 10 minutes! And the best thing: You’ll get drunk! ;-)
Can you imagine one single day without a smoothie?? I can’t! That’s why I had to include at least one smoothie. Okay, Smoothie-giving may begin!
Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts and Sweets
Baked Banana Puddings with Boozy Rum Caramel by Melanie from A Virtual Vegan.
Okay, a banana dessert with rum?! Seriously? I’m totally in! No further questions.
Pumpkin Pie Parfaits by Brianne from Natural Girl Modern World
If you need a really fancy and decadent dessert you should definitely check out these pumpkin pie parfaits. They’re an absolute eye-catcher! And the best thing: You get the pumpkin pie flavor without the stress of making a crust.
No Bake Caramel Apple Tartlets by Demeter from Beaming Baker
These tartlets combine two great fall flavors: Apple and pecan. And the best part: You don’t even have to bake these cuties.
Sweet Potato Pie by Leah from Love me, Feed me
So for all the guys who can’t get enough of sweet potatoes or for those who missed out on all the great sweet potato choices that were mentioned earlier. Good news! You can still have sweet potatoes for dessert!
Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake by Audrey from Unconventional Baker
You can never get enough of pumpkin! Especially when the pumpkin looks so delicious, like in this fantastic pumpkin cheesecake! Mooore pumpkin!
Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust by Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite.
One of the absolute classics, but of course 100% vegan.
Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Apples and Pecans by Gin from Eat Healthy Eat Happy
Okay, this desert really combines all the great fall flavors: Pumpkin? Check! Apple? Check! Pecan? Check! And the best thing: It only uses healthy whole ingredients and it’s so easy to make.
Mini Pecan Pie Tarts by Ginny from Vegan in the Freezer
Don’t these mini pecan pie tarts look super cute? They’re super rich and perfect for a festive party.
I hope you enjoyed these vegan Thanksgiving recipes as much as I do! And I know it’s quite early, but happy Thanksgiving!